“No, I know. It sounds weird to me too,” I assured the mother of my son’s friends. “I did just ask if your kids could come over and I could show them Japanese cartoons and take pictures of them. I get it.”
Let’s rewind back to mid-December: my son and I were Christmas shopping, and Nintendo had a game kiosk set up in the mall. Among the games was one called Yo-Kai Watch. My son and I wouldn’t have paid too much attention to it, except that one of the game’s characters was a butt. Like, literally, a butt. A Nintendo rep asked my son if he wanted a Yo-Kai Watch mask. “THE BUTT I WANT THE BUTT,” my son yelped because he’s seven years old and he’s my son and I love him as much as anything could love anything.
But I digress.
Flash forward to me on the phone with my son’s friend’s mom, stumbling through inviting them to our house for a Yo-Kai Watch party. All I kept thinking was “don’t mention the butt character, don’t mention the butt character.”
“Also, there’s a character shaped like a butt who makes people fart,” I blurted out to the other mom.
Despite this, my son’s friends came over to play with some Yo-Kai Watch toys and watch episodes of the Disney XD show.